Baldur’s Gate 3 Is Beamdog’s Long-Term Goal; Expect A Kickstarter
According to Beamdog’s Cameron Tofer, the developer has its sights on Baldur’s Gate 3 and will likely turn to Kickstarter to realize the dream.
In an interview with GameSpy, Tofer began by explaining the appeal of classic Baldur’s Gate:
I think the new RPGs are great, but I don’t think they should be a replacement for classic strategic in-depth RPGs like Baldur’s Gate. I think that’s what makes Enhanced so relevant: Baldur’s Gate hasn’t been replaced.
Action RPGs like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Dragon Age 2 presently dominate the market, leaving the strategic RPG niche unfilled.
Tofer went on to detail what the Enhanced Editions of the old BG titles will feature:
We’ve been adding side stories, stories to tie things together, unfinished stories. As far as new types of abilities, we have more announcements coming.
But the developer has plans beyond these enhanced editions. Tofer said:
Baldur’s Gate 3 has been our long term goal. We have a lot of things to put in place before such a project can be launched. So currently there is no such project but that’s the one we want to do. Our thoughts have been that Enhanced Edition for BG 1 and 2 just make sense before there’s any Baldur’s Gate 3.
Kickstarter has proven to be a highly successful venue for raising funds to resurrect classic games, so it’s no surprise that the team is looking into this platform:
We’re totally thinking Kickstarter. It just makes so much sense and solves so many problems. I think what Brian [Fargo] is doing with Wasteland is very interesting.
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